betafite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Betafo +‎ -ite, after Betafo in the Malagasy Republic, where it was discovered.

Noun[edit]

betafite (plural betafites)

  1. (mineralogy) A radioactive mineral in the pyrochlore group, having chemical formula (Ca,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Betafite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.